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DIGITALIZED NATURE 2

Author: Triangulation

Section: NEW MEDIA

Date: 11.2012

 

Continuing talking about the same theme, Nature, and how it is a great source of inspiration for a multitude of artists who generate and manipulate the real aesthetic of natural environments to create new works, in this case digital works.

Andreas Nicolas Fisher is one of the artists I know more focused in the natural area as his huge and excellent portfolio turns up around a mix between science, nature and art. Andrea works in both ways digital and physical by creating sculptures, 3D based sculptures and environments, animations and generative drawings and paintings through different algorithms.
This work is called Untitled (Noisefield), created in 2011, see the rest of the project here

 

Flatland by Thomas Hämén is a beautiful visual concept from a manipulated photograph of an alleged square island. The work is a large C-print, see the installation view here

Jean Baudrillard from Simulacra and Simulations said; “The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. From now on, it is the map that precedes the territory – it is the map that engenders the territory and if we were to revive the fable today, it would be the territory whose shreds are slowly rotting across the map. It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges subsist here and there, in the deserts which are no longer those of the empire, but our own. The desert of the real itself.”

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Quayola made this great tracking data visualization from the movement of different plants. The Natures (2009) project consist in a series of multi-screen installation pieces and a live audio-visual performance in collaboration with musician Mira Calix and cellist Oliver Coates. Natures explores the dialogue between “the natural” and “the artificial”, creating a world where these two elements coexist harmoniously. Interpreting plants’ organic behaviours, computer-generated elements become part of the natural world and vice versa.

 

I started to be familiar with this aesthetic after Kim Asendorf made Mountain Tour series in 2010. They are images manipulated through a Processing which works a pixel sorting process. Maybe you have seen lately this aesthetic over other different sources, that could be because Kim released the Processing code leaving it as a open source for everyone who wants to use it or develop something new from there. You can download it here. In 2010 Kim also used this pixel shorting on video, which is very impressive as well.

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Forecast, 2011 by Anne de Vries
“Since the 90s, digital photography became more and more the mass medium as it is today… an enormous overload of daily fresh taken photographs are exchanged over the internet everyday… if someone wants to work as an artist with the same medium you can not avoid the question, “why make more images if there are already so many?” Through my work I try to find answers and formulate more questions.
When in the 00s digital photography got combined with the internet and mobile phone devices and the use of photography changed completely by which everything that is acknowledge as happening gets practically constantly mediated. We got to see how step by step the process of documenting and sharing, the knowing becomes more and more collective and corporately extended to the whole of human society, and can be seen as a contextualizing network.” – Anne de Vries.


Text: Bertrand Russel – Sound: James Whipple – Technoerotic assistancy: Timur Si-Qin

 

The work of Rick Silva is also highly related to natural environments, It is visually mesmerezing and conceptually great, specially his latest project called Enpleinair.org which means “in the open air”, Rick uses his laptop and various 3d softwares while he is outside and seeing what he can creates while reacting to the immediate terrain and elements. Also he add to every work the place and conditions of whether, as in the following gif it was created on 8.12.2012 in Spencer Butte, Eugene, Oregon. 7 pm. 85° f.

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Shore Lines, 2012 by Douglas D. Prince shows a simple but beautiful distorted photographs through vertical or horizontal lines which are totally integrated as part of the same surface.

Douglas says; “My creative evolution in photography is driven by my observations, my response to the environment, seeing things, and a need to manifest this vision into a tangible form. Another motivation is my curiosity about image processes and how these processes affect my perceptions.
For me, the medium is as important as the content in making an image and it is an integral part of the image making process. I have explored traditional and alternative processes with the same passion that I‘ve explored my environment. Whether I’m working with the camera, in the darkroom, or on the computer, I’m looking for juxtapositions, relationships and transformations that create new perceptions, fostering an insight into the elementary nature of things. I strive to make images where the ordinary is elevated to the extraordinary. I’m looking for things that I haven’t seen before.”

See the full series here

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Axiom & Simulation, 2012 by Mark Dorf examines the ways in which humans quantify and explore our surroundings by comparing artistic, scientific, and digital realism. As a developed global culture, we are constantly transforming physical space and objects into abstract non-physical thought to gain a greater understanding of composition and the inner workings of our surroundings. These transformations often take the form of mathematical or scientific interpretation. See the complete series here

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Street Views Patchwork is a work made by Julien Levesque in 2009. It consists in a online collage series which shows nonexistent landscapes using 4 horizontally parts of existent landscapes around the world. It is basically four embedded horizontally views from Google Street View forming one hypothetical landscape. It is nice to see how different parts around the world fit really well each other. The website refresh itself every 30 seconds more or less, and of course you can interact with the street view.

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Text_ Triangulation

 

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